Seattle anti-gun violence advocates on Wednesday launched a campaign to encourage parents to ask about the presence of a gun before allowing their children to play at a friend’s home. The yearlong ASK (Asking Saves Lives)-Washington campaign will include posters, print advertisements, social-media messages and the training of “a cadre of ASKvangelists” to promote the idea…More
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The Associated Press LONGVIEW – Health officials in are investigating one confirmed case and another probable case of E. coli-related illness in children who visited a pumpkin patch and petting zoo. Cowlitz County health officials say two children became ill after visiting the Willow Grove Gardens Pumpkin Patch and petting zoo in Longview earlier this month. Laboratory results…More
A concerted effort by Public Health – Seattle & King County to successfully treat tuberculosis cases has pushed rates in King County last year to a 30-year low, officials say. Despite that effort, King County still has one of the highest rates in the nation of this communicable disease, and one out of every six cases last year was resistant to at…More
An unknown number of people who attended a statewide cheerleading competition at Everett’s Comcast Arena on Saturday have become ill, and state and local health officials are investigating a possible intestinal-illness outbreak. The symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea. The Washington State Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District are investigating. Health officials say thousands of people…More